Walkabout Journeys


Khabbi Trek India
 

Day 1 Arrival into Amritsar
Arrive into Amritsar anytime before 2 PM and a transfer will be waiting for you to take you from the airport to your hotel. In the evening witness the night ceremony in the Golden Temple with an English speaking guide. Overnight in Amritsar. 
 
Day 2 Amritsar
Today is dedicated to a full sightseeing program of Amritsar. The Golden Temple, a glittering gold and marble temple, is one of the holiest Sikh shrines. The temple interiors are elaborately designed with fine inlay and semi-precious stones. During Maharaja Ranjit Singh's reign, the lower half of the temple was decorated with marble while the entire upper half was inlaid with copper covered over by gold plate. Hence its new name, the Golden Temple. We will also visit Jallianwalla Bagh, the memorial site of the massacre that took more then 379 lives on the Punjabi New Year, April 13, 1919. Read the stories of the survivors and learn why the British took so many innocent lives that day. In the evening, we visit the border point at Wagah to witness the closing ceremony between the two countries, India and Pakistan. The ceremony is very popular with Indian tourists and draws large crowds. Overnight in Amritsar.
 
Day 3 Amritsar to Orchard Hut Homestay
Early morning departure will leave the plains of Punjab and journey into the mountains. Arrival at the starting point of Orchard Hut called (Chaminu) around 3 PM. A 30 minute country walk to Orchard Hut Homestay through terrace fields and fruit orchards. Reach Himalayan Orchard Hut with a traditional welcome by the Dhami Family. Overnight at Himalaya Orchard Hut.
 
The scattered village of Kut-Chadiara in the Panj-La Valley lies perched mid-way up a steep terraced slope at 1325m above sea level. Surrounded by fruit trees, vegetable fields and forest, Orchard Hut offers a bird’s eye view of the mighty River Saal in the valley below and is a 30 minute climb from the bus stop at Chiminu Village, 6 km from Chamba town.
 
Himalayan Orchard Hut is the home of an environmentalist extended family who offer food and accommodation to those wishing to experience true village life. The house is made of clay and wood in traditional fashion and offers neat, clean and basic rooms with verandas overlooking the hills and valley. There are either single or double rooms or alternatively tents on the hill terraces. Full western bathrooms with hot and gold water are attached to every room. The delicious food provided includes rare traditional dishes famous from the time of the King’s rule in Chamba District. The food is mainly Indian with options for catering to western tastes as well. Pure drinking water comes directly from our springs. We offer a tranquil setting in which to relax and rejuvenate yourself after the stresses, strains and pollution of urban life. You will treasure your memories of your time here forever.
 
Day 4 Explore or Enjoy Home Activities
Today there are many optional activities that you can do. Take a trip into Chamba Town to see the temples and life in a valley of Chamba, take a short  hike to see some of the remote villages in the mountains or you may want to take a cooking demonstration with Mrs. Dhami. Have a massage or get your palm read or decorated with Hanna by the eldest Daughter in the family known as Didi (Meaning sister). Or you can just relax and enjoy the family. All above activities are not included and can be paid locally depending on what you would like to do. Prices will be advised upon arrival to our home. Overnight at Himalaya Orchard Hut.

Day 5 Trek to Ridgemoor Cottage

After breakfast start the trek to Ridgemoor Cottage near the village of Rulpuli (2,300m) which takes 4-5 hours through dense forest of Devdar trees, terraced fields and tribal shepherd villages. Arriving around tea time, you’ll enjoy dinner and a camp fire.
Overnight in a simple room at Ridgemoor cottage.

 
This trekking hut near the tiny village of Rulpuli is at about 2250 meters and has a spectacular 360 degree view of the Dhauladar ranges and snow capped mountains of the Pir-Panjal Himalayan range. The house, built in traditional form, is at the peak of a mountain on a pasture surrounded by spruce, cedar and rhododendron trees. The cottage is 9 to 10 km from Orchard Hut and a 3 to 4 hour trek.
 
Day 6 Hike to Khabbi
After breakfast we start trekking for Khabbi (2800M) crossing over Topi and Bari Jamwhar from where one can see 360 degree view of two major ranges of Himalayas. Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges. This is very educational for the people who are interested to know about Himalayas. Packed lunch served on the way. We reach at Khabbi in later afternoon Khabbi is a grazing pasture of Guggars ( Heard’s men Muslim tribe) who brings their buffalos in the summer to graze. Refresh with tea & snacks. Enjoy a hot dinner followed by campfire. Overnight at Khabbi in tents.


Day 7 Trek to Sundrani
After breakfast we start trekking for Sundrani Trekking through the ridge and grazing pasture we will have chance to see Western Tragopan State bird of Himachal Pradesh. We reach at Sundarni in evening. Sundrani is a another grazing pasture of Guggars (Heard’s men Muslim tribe) who brings their buffalos in the summer to graze. Refresh with tea & snacks. Enjoy a hot dinner followed by campfire. Overnight at Sundrani in tents.


Day 8 Day Hike to Panj La Day
Today we do a day hike and go up the base of Pirpanjal ranges a place called Panj Aungla (Five Fingers of Bheem Mythical hero of Mahabharata). Enjoy a packed lunch and trek back to the camp by evening for tea. Enjoy the villagers and learn about why they live up here in the summer.
Overnight at Sundrani in tents.


Day 9 Return to Orchard Hut Homestay
Today we will come back to Himalayan Orchard Hut by the village Lagga with a packed lunch. Reach Orchard Hut in time for a hot lunch and a well deserved plung in the fresh spring water pool. Tonight start gaze and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our home.  Overnight at Orchard Hut.


Day 10 Transfer to Amritsar Airport
After breakfast descend down to the road head for your drive back to Amritsar airport (6 hr drive approximate) for your flight.

NOTE: Itinerary can be modified to your needs and preference and is subject to weather.
Itinerary can be modified to add or subtract days or pick up and drop at any other city in India. Please enquire.




Included
2 Nights  3 star hotel,  1 night basic trekking hut,  3 Home Stay,  3 nights in tents
Breakfast 9 / Lunches Days 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 / Dinner Days 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Private air-conditioned vehicle on Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
Airport arrival and departure transfers in Amritsar
English Speaking guide in Amritsar
Trekking guide  from Day 5 to Day 9
Golden Temple visit evening and morning with guide

Jallianwalla Bagh with guide
Wagah Border Ceremony guide will take you to entry but not able to enter with foreigners
Water while sightseeing, spring water while trekking with purification tablets
Trekking Guide/Porter/Cook


Excluded
International & Domestic flights please ask for domestic flight cost in required
Drinks of all kinds (except for water stated in inclusions)
Medical/evacuation/cancellation insurance strongly suggested
Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, room service, etc
Optional activities at Orchard Hut Home Stay
Day Trip to Chamba
Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
Gratuities of any kind (Guides/Porterage/Hotel and Restaurant Staff/Drivers/etc)
Visas  to enter India https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

 November 05 -  November 14, 2019

From 810 USD Per Person Twin Share

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 November 19 -  November 28, 2019

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 April 14 -  April 23, 2020

From 840 USD Per Person Twin Share

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 April 21 -  April 30, 2020

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 May 05 -  May 14, 2020

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 May 19 -  May 28, 2020

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 June 02 -  June 11, 2020

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 June 16 -  June 25, 2020

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Gauranteed to run at 2 full paying passengers at 90 days prior to departure.

Want to stay longer? or short just ask we can modify this tour to your wants and group size.

Trekking Team

Over 25 years expereince our team can sheppard you over the highest of paths or just a day trip to beautiful views of snow capped mountains. Depending on the size of the group you could have one of our expert trekkers or a few. Either way you are in great hands and a family memeber as we consider all our team part of our family.